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CUBAN DANCER

by Roberto Salinas

synopsis

Alexis, a talented and proud student of the National Ballet School of Cuba, spends his life practicing chassé and entrechats with his girlfriend and dance partner Yelenia. However, when his family moves to Florida to be reunited with his sister, he must adjust his expectations and dreams to a radically new environment. Alexis, facing rejection and homesick for his native Cuba, feels lost and alone. He must find his way in the bourgeois and elitist world of American ballet while remaining faithful to his roots.

international title: Cuban Dancer
original title: Cuban Dancer
country: Italy, Canada, Chile
sales agent: Deckert Distribution
year: 2020
genre: documentary
directed by: Roberto Salinas
film run: 90'
film editing: Piero Lassandro, Abraham Lifshitz
production: Indyca, RAI Cinema, Valdivia Films (CL), Megafun
distributor: Istituto Luce Cinecittà
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